Angry Birds is Big Brother
Here’s some food for your mind.
“Many popular smartphone apps are being mined for user data by the government, and authorities are using them to track your sexual habits.” Read more..
“A new study claims that nearly 54 million autonomous vehicles will be sold by 2035. But as smart devices proliferate across all categories, risks abound.” Read more..
“A speech recognition expert contends malicious players can turn Google’s Chrome web browser into a remote listening device.” Read more..
“Here’s a hint: It has to do with things people do ‘twice a day.‘” Read more..
* Did you miss it? Tuesday was Data Privacy Day.
Yes, that’s right. Data Privacy Day. Sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance (aka staysafeonline.org).
“Today the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is officially kicking off Data Privacy Day 2014, along with federal and private sector leaders. The theme for Data Privacy Day is Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust and will be echoed during numerous local and online events taking place globally and around the country.“
I did not notify you of this important event. Why?
“NCSA is teaming up with Facebook to broadcast the Data Privacy Day Kick Off event live online for the world to watch.“
ROTFLOL. Facebook???? It sure seems to me… somebody just isn’t “getting it”.
* Facebook CEO Admits To Calling Users ‘Dumb Fucks’
“Mark Zuckerberg admits in a New Yorker profile that he mocked early Facebook users for trusting him with their personal information.” Read more..
“The rise of social networking online means that people no longer have an expectation of privacy, according to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.” Read more..
There’s some important things to know in the information above. I hope you’ll do some reading, and then tell your friends/family. (Because yes, the lunatics are running the asylum.) I apologize, Dear Reader, for reprinting that naughty word, but I do believe there’s good cause.
“Here are four tech tools to help telecommuters work harder, smarter and, yes, more comfortably, too.” Read more..
[Question: will these devices really help someone be more productive?]
Today’s quote: “If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it. That’s all it takes to get people to win football games for you.” ~ Bear Bryant
It is incumbent upon us to use the brains we have …
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January 30, 2014 - Posted by techpaul | advice, cellular, computers, consumer electronics, Gaming, Google, hackers, Internet, mobile, News, privacy, security, social networking, software, tech | acquisition, Angry Birds, Big Brother, chrome, Data Privacy Day, Facebook, Google, listening device, Mark Zuckerberg Doesn’t Believe In Privacy, Nest, online, ppi, privacy, Self-Driving Cars, speech recognition, Spy on You, your personal information
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